Not much snow expected for the rest of the state, but cold temperatures should linger
Storm alerts are out for the southern half of New Mexico for Tuesday, but National Weather Service forecasters say the fast-moving storm won’t have too much bite.
The state’s southern mountains could see 3 to 6 inches of snow above 7,500 feet, according to Jennifer Palucki of the Weather Service’s Albuquerque office, with most of the snow coming between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Lower country in southern New Mexico could see 1 to 3 inches of snow, Palucki said.
The rest of the state is not likely to see much snow, with less than an inch forecast for Albuquerque, according to the Weather Service.
Palucki said a second flurry of winter weather could strike northern New Mexico on Wednesday.
The cold temperatures should linger, according to Weather Service meteorologist Kerry Jones, with a high Tuesday in the mid- to upper 30s in Albuquerque, which is nearly 10 degrees below normal.
Overall, temperatures have averaged 2 degrees below average for December in Albuquerque, according to the Weather Service.
Things should warm up some for the weekend, which is likely to be dry, Jones said.